Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Billl Farmstead Maple laminate
I am no flooring expert, but I installed 1200sft of this in our home. It was easy to work with, put in, take out and put back in when needed to be.
The only "chipping" I experienced was poor tool placement, worn tool, of excessive force..(hit tool too hard)
The finished product is beautiful.
Will RECOMEND anytime!!
February 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RP2014 Excellent flooring choice
My review is for the “Home Decorators” Farmstead Maple. Based on my conversations with Home Depot Staff this is the same product as the “Hampton Bay” Farmstead Maple, but has simply been relabeled recently in Jan 2014-ish. Based on the previous high reviews for the previous product I checked this out in store and thought it had the most realistic appearance of all the laminates. I ordered over 1,200 square feet and had it installed throughout my home except for the bathrooms.
The delivery came on three pallets and were placed in my garage, there was some minor shipping damage on one corner of one pallet but too minimal to be of concern and these areas were simply cut away.
I hired professional installers, half way thru I asked how this product was to install. The response was “great”, especially because you could pull the pieces apart and reconnect them, the installer stated some brands can have “challenges” with the reconnecting once pulled apart. My installers had no chipping issues during install and the scratch resistance has been excellent so far. My install was on a single story concrete slab.
What I like most about this product is the appearance, I’ve attached several pictures of the completed project. I painted my walls Behr “linen white” in advance of the flooring install and the end result is a very clean and airy look, which is what I was after. My install also included the matching Farmstead Maple 1/4 round, t-molding, and reducer molding which worked and matched perfectly. The flooring has a nice embossed texture when viewed at the correct angle and lighting, it adds to the realistic look. My attached pics attempt to show the embossing. The appearance is very high end.
Another high point of this product is there is essentially no (very minimal) bevel and it has a smooth surface. When a dust mop is run over the floor there is nowhere for dirt to hide, i.e, its gets swept away. When followed by a very slightly moist towel the floor is spotless. This is significant as it makes maintenance a breeze and really provides for dust/dirt free flooring with minimal effort. No vacuum cleaner needed except for area rugs.
Unless your sub-floor is perfectly level, you can still get an area of floor when you step on it and say, “thats laminate”, even with a premium underlayment. Therefore the only negative to the product is it’s only offered in 8 mm thickness. I believe a 10 or 12 mm thickness would mitigate this issue to some extent, at a higher cost though. Nonetheless, still a 5 star product at this price point.
In summary, the end result exceeded my expectations and I have no regrets on this purchase.
March 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gerry Does junk count
This is perhaps the poorest quality of product I have seen, I am not a carpenter I'm a homeowner and rely on Home Depot to sell products that a homeowner could install easily with good results even though this product was for a basement it is be on poor chips it cracks and I even had one box that someone else had rejected and scratched a big axes over some of the boards so you not only sent me for product that should never be given to an amateur but used product. I am so disappointed with Home Depot and Joe Gibbs racing I'm going to send my hat back. This is as far as this will go I won't post this on YouTube and ifI Home Depot cares We Will See
March 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Razov Nice Laminate
I ordered this Farmstead Maple from HD on-line and it arrived at my local store without any shipping damage. This was important to me since chipped edges and corners cause waste. I liked the light golden color with the subtle textured pattern. The planks lock together easily and have a tight, micro-beveled edge. I used this laminate in a basement rec room.
I'd recommend a miter saw with a fine-toothed carbide blade to obtain nice clean cuts. Be careful ripping the last row length-wise to avoid damaging the then laminate surface. The MDF backing produces a fine, powdery dust. However, this product was on sale and represented a good value per sq. ft. Now, we'll see how it holds up under traffic.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by georiga123 great flooring
We had this flooring installed by Home Depot over a year ago. It looks as good as it did when first installed. The floor is extremely scratch resistant and easy to clean (vacuum, swiffer etc). It looks like real wood with no grout lines - the color is very neutral which I feel will not become outdated. It is very stylish, timeless and clean looking ....A+ product for the price.
Only downside is that it is noisy and slippery for dogs - don't skimp on the padding to reduce noise & throw rugs would be needed by beds/sofas if the dogs jump up and down.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bubbabonehead Strongly recommend it.
Installed it in my office and I love how it looks. Scratch resistant.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beck Beautiful!
This floor looks incredible! I have a cheaper one in another room which you can tell the difference, the farmstead is gorgeous and rich looking. It also cleans well!
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Walt Farmstead Maple Laminate
Good to work with; looks fine. Quick delivery. I am quite satisfied with the product. Cleaning instructions extensive; that is good, but where does one get the 'normal' cleaning spray for laminate floors?
January 31, 2015